Thank you for your support!
Together, we raised $75,000 in support of Toronto's Library.

On October 25, almost 400 guests rocked the Bloor/Gladstone Library
in true speakeasy style at the second after-hours bash in the stacks!
The Prohibition themed party featured delicious canapés, live jazz,
DJ Fathom, a typist and a secret bar available by password only.

We've captured some of the best moments from the night!
Check them out a here and here.

about the venue

the bloor/


The second Hush Hush party will once again take place in the stacks of Bloor/Gladstone Library after-hours. The historic site underwent a significant renovation in 2009, receiving international accolades for its innovative and sustainable design. In fact, it’s the first Toronto Public Library branch to have been built with a green roof!

about new collection

new collection is
a members program offering young torontonians exclusive access
to the city's vibrant literary scene.

New Collection is your all-access pass to members-only events that bring together the culturally curious with prominent writers, artists and intellectuals. To become a member of New Collection is to join a group of fun, informed, civically engaged and creative professionals seeking to expand their network and knowledge, all while supporting one of the busiest urban public library systems in the world – Toronto Public Library.


  • Access to exclusive New Collection events throughout the year
  • Private behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's special collections
  • Tickets to special lectures, programs, exhibits, and events
  • Discounts and perks at other literary inspired events such as IFOA, Hot Docs, and Soho House
  • Charitable tax receipt


$300 Solo

$500 Duo for two people

$500 Solo


hush hush committee members

Brittney Kuczynski

David Delaney

Adrian De

Anna Leo

Brooke Elliot

Danny Tseng

Emily Roorda

Emma Clough

Jacob Field-Marsham

Kirsten Melville-Gray

Lex Kilgour

Liam Callahan

Meredith Blidner

Nil Koksal

Nina Ahmadi

Royal Nasager

Tatiana Read

Zack Newton

new collection committee members

Erin Dann

Tatiana Read

Coralie D’Souza

Carolyn Slon

David Sax

Darcy Morris

David Delaney

Indira Stewart

Julian Low

Nil Koksal

Rebecca Zamon

Ron Kugan

Sonja Singh

about us


Toronto Public Library is one of the busiest
urban public libraries in the world. Visit one
of our 99 branches and you’ll see a community
hub where young and old, students, parents,
professionals and the ever-curious come to
read, learn, connect and create.

Although many of us think that the library is supported by municipal taxes –
it isn’t. Donations are vital to fund groundbreaking programs and services,
innovative community spaces and exceptional book collections. Since 1997,
the Toronto Public Library Foundation has raised $64 million thanks to its
generous supporters. Funds raised at Hush Hush will go to the Toronto Public
Library Foundation to help Toronto’s Library grow a city of readers, develop
a city of learners and connect a city of creators.


  • We had more than 18 million visits
  • 72% of Torontonians use Toronto Public Library
  • 1.3 million people are registered Toronto Public Library cardholders
  • Collections are comprised of over 10.5 million items including books, CDs, DVDs and eBooks, with 40 languages represented in library materials
  • Torontonians borrowed library materials 32 million times
  • Circulation of e-content surpassed 2 million
  • There were over 26 million visits to
  • There were 1.8 million wireless sessions in library branches
  • More than 800,000 participants attended 31,000 library programs
  • The total economic impact of the Toronto Public Library on the city of Toronto is $1 billion.
  • For every dollar invested in Toronto Public Library, Torontonians receive $5.63 of value.



Electronic tickets are available for purchase through Tickets are $100.00 for New
Collection members and $135.00 for non members,
plus taxes and applicable fees.

Buy Tickets

For questions, contact Mimosa Kabir

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